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Katherine Abriam-Yago

Katherine Abriam-Yago "Director"

 Considering a Career in Nursing?

The US Labor Department identifies the Registered Nurse (RN) as the top occupation in terms of job growth. California is among many states that continues to experience a nursing shortage. This workforce shortage is anticipated to increase as California's demographics grow and shift.

Career possibilities for Bachelor of Science prepared nurses are: Home Health Care Nurse, Case Manager, Sub-Acute Nurse, Hospital Staff Nurse, Health Clinic Nurse, Advice Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Manager, Administrator, Educator, School Nurse, and Primary Care Nurse. Nursing careers vary over a lifetime and permit changing careers within one profession.

Advanced (Masters in Nursing) Degrees are available in a variety of specialties, including Nurse Educator, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Informaticist. The joint Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in collaboration with CSU - Fresno began in Fall 2012.  This is a post-masters online doctoral program focused on advanced clinical practice, evidence-based leadership, and faculty preparation.